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The word "arbat" originates in Turkic languages and simply means
"the suburb". That is exactly what Arbat was in the 15th century.
Today the Old Arbat is the main pedestrian street in the capital. The street
has a multitude of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, and vendors. Arbat is
also the favorite hang-out for artists and street musicians.